American Red Cross

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American Red Cross
founding May 21, 1881
founder Clara Barton
Seat Washington, DC , USA
main emphasis Humanitarian aid
Chair Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
sales $ 2,714,189,000 (2017)
Employees 35,000
Volunteers 500,000
First office of the American Red Cross in Glen Echo, Maryland
Administration building, 1922
The administration building today

The 1881 by Clara Barton founded organization American Red Cross ( english American Red Cross ) is the national Red Cross Society in the United States . It is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and is based in the federal capital Washington, DC

The American Red Cross has around one million volunteers and around 35,000 full-time employees. The volunteers also included members of the American Women's Voluntary Service Organization . There are around 700 regional organizational units (English chapters ). President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization has been Gail J. McGovern (* 1952) since April 2008 .

The tasks of the Red Cross are disaster control at home and abroad, the training of first aiders and the implementation and dispatch of blood donations .

Web links

Commons : American Red Cross  - collection of images, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b American Red Cross History ( Memento from June 4, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
  2. ^ Gail J. McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross. Retrieved January 17, 2021 . (English)